Nicholas Grote, thirteen, is a 7th grader at Odle Middle School in Bellevue, WA. He has studied piano since the age of six. His current teachers are Ni Liu and Peter Mack. In 2021, he was a first-place winner in the American Protégé International Music Spring Talent Competition, Northwest Chopin Piano Competition and Performing Arts of the Eastside Competition. He performed at Benaroya Hall at age nine, after winning first place at the Russian Chamber Music Festival and Competition. He was chosen to perform in the 2021 Washington State Music Teachers Association Honors Recital and will perform at the Carnegie Hall winner’s recital in 2022. He was a Gold medalist at the 2020 Pacific International Piano Competition and has won many prizes such as top 3 at the 2020 MTNA Junior Competition, and 3rd place at the 2020 Steinway & Sons Regionals. Nicholas also performed live on Classical King FM Radio, Northwest Focus LIVE with Sean McLean. In 2019 he received the Seattle Outstanding Young Artist Award. He frequently wins local competitions, including recent 1st place awards at the Seattle International Piano Festival & Competition for 2017, 2018 and 2019.
You can find Nicholas’ performance here.